Explore beautiful beaches, restaurants, and shopping in St. John.

St. John Activities and Things to Do

Our Concierge Team in the Gift & Gourmet Shop welcomes the opportunity to arrange any or all of your St. John Island activities at no additional charge to you. Car rental, water sports rentals, and other amenities such as en-suite spa treatments can be booked prior to your arrival or while you are on island.

St. John Island Tour

We are so close to town, it is not necessary to rent a vehicle for your entire stay, but we highly recommend exploring St. John in a rental car at least for a day or two. Due to the high demand of rental cars during certain times of the year, we highly recommend reserving a car in advance of your arrival. Our Concierge Team in the Gift & Gourmet Shop can arrange your car rental – at no additional cost to you.

Virgin Islands National Park

The Virgin Islands National Park makes up just over half of St. John island. The North Shore beaches and hiking trails start just outside of Cruz Bay. We recommend all first time visitors to St John first go to the VI National Park Visitors Center, for a better understanding of just how important the Park is to your overall vacation experience on St. John

St. John Watersports Activities

St. John is very popular for all watersports – fishing, day sails, scuba, boat rentals, snorkel trips, or especially just soaking in the Caribbean sea. Our Concierge Team in the Gift & Gourmet Shop is able to assist in booking adventures during your stay.

Island Hopping

Although there are plenty of beautiful beaches and things to do, St. John’s close proximity to St. Thomas and the British Virgin Islands gives you many opportunities to discover their beauty as well with “day trips.” Private charters and public ferries operate frequently between St. John and St. Thomas as well as and the British Virgin islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Jost van Dyke. (If you plan to go to the BVI, make sure you bring your passport OR your birth certificate and a picture ID). Our Concierge Team in the Gift & Gourmet Shop can advise you of all fares and schedules, and book your trips – at no additional cost to you.

Shopping St John and St. Thomas

St. John has a wonderful and diverse selection of shops and jewelry stores, from Mongoose Junction to Wharfside Village in Cruz Bay, and a delightful handful of eclectic and islandy shops in Coral Bay. The serious shopper might want to consider a day trip to St Thomas, the largest duty free shopping port in the world.

St. John Events

St. John has many charitable initiatives, with lively and enthusiastic events that both locals and visitors attend and participate. Here’s a list of events. There are also numerous “Galas” between January and April, raising needed funds for worthwhile causes, such as the Friends of the VI National Park, Animal Care Center of St. John, Gifft Hill School, and Sprauve School.


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St. John U.S. Virgin Islands

After you’ve enjoyed your time around St John and other islands, you can relax in the Jacuzzi or relish the beautiful sunsets by the pool.